Today's Chord

Learn a New Ukulele Chord Each Day of 2017!!!
Today's Chord a Day, January 21st - A

Each day of 2017 there’s a new chord you can learn and add to your chord vocabulary. First time here? Start with the January 1st chord.

Today's Chord

Songs, TABs & Chord Progressions

Popular songs and progressions with sample chords, TABs and song information.

It’s All About Songs

Joe Pass Playing a musical instrument is all about playing songs, whether your writing own songs or performing someone else's song. The late, great jazz guitarist Joe Pass once said, “Learn melodies - nobody goes around whistling chord progressions.”

Learning songs on a relatively easy to play instrument like ukulele is a lot of fun. The ukulele is the social instrument of the new millennium.

Picked the Song — Learned the Chords — So, What's Next?

After learning the chords to a song the next struggle that a lot of ukulele players have is what strum to do, what's the rhythm, can I finger pick it, what's the arrangement, how do “I” start it, etc...

These next series of lessons where created to answer that very question.


Ukulele Strums - Getting Started

Rhythm is in-separately linked to strums. Using the Modular Phonetic Rhythm System developed by Chuck Anderson this series of lessons starts with the core four strums all ukulele players use, need to lknow and throughly digs into the many variations possible.


Building Your Core Strums for Ukulele

Rhythm is in-separately linked to strums. Using the Modular Phonetic Rhythm System developed by Chuck Anderson this series of lessons start with the core four strums all ukulele use and throughly digs in to the many variations possible.

As rhythm is so linked with strums these lessons are suitable for any stringed instrument like guitar, banjo and mandolin capable of playing chords.

PDF Downloads Immediate Downloads of Books

Hard copy books are available at Elderly Instruments, Funky Frets and a few select ukulele dealers. Retailers wishing to carry books by Curt Sheller can contact Curt right here on for more info and to get setup.

Sway • Luis Demetrio, Pablo Beltran Ruiz

1953 mambo instrumental song by Mexican composers Luis Demetrio and Pablo Beltran Ruiz. The most famous English version is that of Dean Martin recorded in 1954. I first heard it in the Antonio Banderas movie Take the Lead (2006) where he was a dance instructor.

Just browsing over both books, they look fantastic! I'm a guitarist and uke player for over 25 years and was thinking about writing a ukulele book but you've already written what I think are the best, most comprehensive and thorough books I've ever seen for the instrument. I just might end up buying every book you've written and I'll be giving my highest recommendation for your books to my friends and students. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such great books! — Peter Rhee

Aloha, Curt, All I can say is WOW! What you have accomplished is simply incredible! All the best — Glen Hirabayashi, The Aloha Boys

Folks, if you haven't stopped by Curt's site, do so right now! ..And get his books, they are fantastic. This guy knows his stuff and is able to pass it along too. — Alan Johnson Proprietor, The 4th Peg

I can highly recommend Curt's Uke books — I have four of them and they are excellent. — fatveg — Portland

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